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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  • AHA always speaks about work-life balance, but it needs to be across the board (in 57 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, micro-managed, (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Regional Director"

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    Current Employee - Regional Director in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with an amazing mission.

    Cons

    Work load and goals can be overwhelming at times.


  2. "Youth Director"

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    Current Employee - Youth Director in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Youth Director in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility, remote base, befits, positive energy, travel

    Cons

    overtime, always on the road, No office, Team is all across the state/ work alone

    Advice to Management

    NA

  3. "Building healthier lives every day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    I've found the AHA to be an incredible place to work. The people I get to work with - staff and volunteers - are so committed to our mission and continuously push me to deliver the very best outcomes possible. Goals are ambitious and I'm reminded every day by our survivors why that's important. One day, we will be able to say that heart disease and stroke are no longer parts of our lives. I'm very grateful to be a part of trying to make that happen.

    Cons

    The flip side of having really ambitious goals is that it takes a ton of resilience and determination to keep going. Again, that's where our amazing survivors, volunteers and staff help keep the focus on why we do what we do.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for trying new and creative ways to keep us all informed and involved! There are very exciting initiatives underway across the country and it's great to know about them.


  4. "Excellent Experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Intern - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at American Heart Association as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Very helpful staff
    -Comfortable work environment which allows for personal and professional growth

    Cons

    -Nothing to say - had a great experience as an intern


  5. "CPR and AED Certification"

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    Current Employee - Certified in Mystic, CT
    Current Employee - Certified in Mystic, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small class sizes allow for the ability to give individual attention. Over the years that I have had instruction from an American Heart Association Instructor for my certifications and re-certifications I have always found that the instructor was very knowledgeable, approachable, kind, generous of their time, and through in their instructions.

    Cons

    Sometimes I think the certification should only last 6 months to a year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work hiring amazing instructors that continuously assist other in saving lives!!

    American Heart Association Response

    Jun 28, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thank you for submitting your review and appreciate everything you do for the American Heart Association. Our CPR team rocks! We are glad to have you with us -The AHA Glassdoor Team


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Development Coordinator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Development Coordinator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    AHA is a great place to work. Staff is fantastic and really easy to work as a team. Competitive benefits and salary. Opportunity to have a lot of responsibility and access to high-level volunteers. Promotions from within are common. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Expectations for non-exempt staff to complete all work in 37.5 hours per week are challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the administrative staff - important aspect to the organization yet often time they get left behind.

    American Heart Association Response

    Jun 28, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and appreciate everything you do for the American Heart Association. Glad to hear that you enjoy working with our volunteers. Yes, AHA is great... More


  7. "Great company, great job"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    AHA is committed to its employees - they walk the talk. Health and wellness are very important. They recognize and reward top employees. They care about the community and are dedicated to making an impact.

    Cons

    If you aren't goal oriented, this is not the right environment for you.

    American Heart Association Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Glad to know that you enjoy working at the AHA - The AHA Glassdoor Team

  8. "Senior Director, Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director, Business Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Business Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great benefits (time off, 401K matching, development resources, etc.).
    -Plenty of opportunities for career growth and inter-departmental movement, should you take advantage of development opportunities, networking/mentoring with different teams, and establish a strong personal brand.
    -Feels like a family environment.
    -Very generous bonus structure for fundraising employees.

    Cons

    -Very corporate, lots of red tape.

    American Heart Association Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thank you for sharing your experience working at the AHA. Glad to know that you enjoy the great benefits and career growth opportunities we have. We provide advancement opportunities for our... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is better than most. Plenty of room for career growth. Paid holidays including 5 days for Christmas. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    No tuition reimbursement for those wanting to return to school or complete a degree. Some managers don't understand the difference between being a "boss" and being a "leader".

    Advice to Management

    Give constructive criticism, but also be open to receive it.

    American Heart Association Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thank you for sharing your experience working with the AHA. Yes, Our We get to take one week time off during the Christmas time and we still get paid for those days. This great benefit helps us enjoy... More


  10. "Life is Why! I love AHA."

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    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    I have been with AHA since October of 2015, starting off at the CSR position. I have already been promoted into a position where I am growing daily. AHA also has great benefits that motivates you to become a healthier you!

    Cons

    The good outweighs the bad so I will leave it at that.

    Advice to Management

    When in a management position everything should always be fair and consistent.

    American Heart Association Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thank you for sharing your experience working at the AHA. Congratulations on the promotions and we hope you continue to grow and develop while serving our community - The AHA Glassdoor Team


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